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I play a number of board and card games with varying degrees of skill, but using "algorithms" to avoid the most obvious mistakes. Depending on the game, if you can beat me, you are probably not a beginner, and perhaps a pretty good player.


Mar
30
accepted In bridge, does it make sense to “shade” one's bidding standards with a part score?
Feb
8
accepted What are good reasons to lead dummy's first bid suit?
Feb
2
accepted Has anyone experienced “too many players” in a game of monopoly?
Jan
2
accepted Is “finesses wrong for declarer” a good reason to double a (bridge) contract?
Dec
27
accepted If the Axis capture a factory in Axis and Allies, would the game tilt in their favor?
Dec
23
accepted Is a bridge defense easier if the values are about equally distributed?
Dec
13
accepted In bridge, is there a way to determine when and where to “transfer control” to defeat a squeeze?
Dec
9
accepted In bridge, are there different implications of overcalling 1NT in different positions?
Dec
5
accepted In bridge, if a 1 NT bidder is doubled, is it right to “redouble for rescue?”
Nov
22
accepted What are the random/luck factors in Puerto Rico?
Nov
15
accepted Does the “housing shortage” rule suggest that you should often refrain from buying hotels in monopoly?
Oct
16
accepted For a given development strategy, how do you ensure enough secondary resources?
Sep
29
accepted Was I unlucky or outplayed in Afrika Korps?
Sep
25
accepted In Puerto Rico, does it make sense to shift to a corn-based strategy mid-game?
Sep
24
accepted In Settlers of Catan, is there a transition/evolution between “building” and “development” phases of the game?
Sep
21
accepted In Settlers of Catan, is it possible to avoid “losing a won game?”
Sep
20
accepted When and how do you use suit preference signals in bridge?
Sep
18
accepted In Puerto Rico, what is the significance of coins being put each round on people that are not chosen?
Sep
8
accepted When should a bridge defender return the second, rather than fourth highest card in suit?
Jun
21
accepted When would you “slot” points in backgammon?